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Old 12-06-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Kindle PaperWhite 2 Fonts Hack

I just succeed in adding custom fonts on my kindle paperwhite 2 jp.
Here is the snapshot:

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As you can see , the fifth font that i selected is just a custom font that i added to my kpw2.

My method is not a easy way for you to customize your fav font. So i post my operation here, hope to find a better way to add whatever font i like.

PS. I am a chinese, so that means i'm not good at english. I would make some grammar errors in my english writing.

First of all,i just use the official ways to update a font bundle for my fav fonts.So kindletools help me a lot, thank NiLuJe.

Jailbreak your kindle, install the usbnet.
Edit the file /var/local/java/prefs/master.manifest, add your font properties just like "language":"zh-Hans" or "language":"ja", and the downloadURL must be a link to get the font update in the future.

Download the official fonts update, the link is mentioned in master.manifest
Unpack it by kindletool, and you would see three files.
The file manifest and *.font can be convert to a editable file use: kindletool convert -w theinputfile

The manifest would be a text file, you need to edit to match your font. And the file named *.font would be a Linux Compressed ROM File System data, upack it and add your fonts. Don't forget to edit the conf file and get the font cache on your kindle.

Finally, you need to pack them at all.Just like this:kindletool create sig --bundle SP01 --unsigned --userdata --cert 0 manifest.tgz data.stgz

And compress the three files in tar.gz, use kindletool to convert it like: kindletool create ota2 --device k1 --bundle FL01 --tgtrev 2 zh-Hans/zh-Hans.tar.gz update_zh-Hans.bin

Also your need to add a configure file in /usr/lib/font/manifests/ ,your must copy the prior manifest file in this path and named it like manifest_zh-Hans.
zh-Hans would be the locale you choose to add your font.

That's it.

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Old 12-07-2013, 04:23 AM   #2
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I am a Chinese KPW2(JP Version) user too, and I can not figure out how to replace Kai (or Hei) with my favorite fonts using Font Overrides.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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@ameho: Thanks for proving that this is actually working and feasible . I'll try to look at it in detail during winter break, see if I can come up with a less cumbersome manner to make it work...

@chunchunchun: You can't through the UI. If you look at the basic fc-override.tpl fontconfig config shard, you'll probably be able to come up with something working, but having a basic understanding of how fontconfig works will certainly help.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:59 PM   #4
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how wonderful it is。。
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:16 PM   #5
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great work! but why was the image removed/deleted?
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:15 AM   #6
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Any progress on making this easier?

Or should I just go ahead and do it the hard way
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:39 PM   #7
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Haven't had time (nor a pressing will to, to be perfectly honest) to look at this, so, yep, you're stuck with doing it the hard way, either like that, or through the Fonts hack.
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